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I know you're totally right, she's a total stalker, but I still love this movie. I can't help it! My theory is that Annie ended up working at the same paper as the chick from "The Ring" and always wondered why she could just disappear for days (7 days) without every submitting an article. Also, my truly favorite scene in "Sleepless in Seattle" is when Rita Wilson completely loses her shit while recapping the movie "An Affair To Remember". I still die laughing!

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My butt story for the day: For a couple of years, I lived on a tiny houseboat -- floating barge, really -- across from the "Sleepless" house. Every Sunday morning, a Japanese tour bus would park on Nickerson Street and disgorge a bunch of tourists. They would all walk straight down our private dock (even though there were signs saying not to) so they could take a photo (why??) of the (totally unremarkable) "Sleepless" house. Because of the size of my boat, my windows were pretty much at pelvis height for most people standing on the dock. So every Sunday, I'd wake up to the sight of a bunch of butts crowded against my windows as people crammed in to take their photos! --Kristy @docofchoc

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I lost it right outta the gate at "Chet Haze, Sr." 💀⚰️🪦

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I am so beyond excited that I had movie homework to do today and rewatched this after years! Wow, this recap was divine and the black hole 🕳 of maybe but not really hating Walter 😂 (All hail Bill Pullman, While You Were Sleeping FOREVER ♥️). Also completely had blocked out long-locked Meg Ryan! Yay 90s!

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While You Were Sleeping, another stalker movie!

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I deeply appreciate that you’re as angry about the geographical inaccuracies as I am.

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Sounds about white

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I laughed so many times while reading this. It's a good thing I work from home now!

Also, yes, in the 90s we did say "ho" a lot. My roommate and I used to call each other hobags, and we still call each other "Bagh" because of it (we're adults now, so we had to drop the "ho.")

Thank you for this newsletter, Lindy!

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"I guess Walter is allergic to everything except being a cuck!!!!!!!"

Laughed so hard I had to immediately buy a Butt News subscription.

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This was the perfect way to see this movie again! It would be AMAZING if instead of reading Butt News while watching the movie, I was hearing your commentary a la MST3K 😍

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OMG, so, I have actually never seen the movie (I am the only person in the universe, I think, that has always just been...fully creeped out by Tom Hanks. It's something about his eyes or facial expressions, I don't know. I'm sure he is actually a very great human and deserves everyone's adoration, but I just cannot watch him in anything!) but this recap was 1000x more entertaining than even the best movie could have been, I am certain. (Also, a tomato sandwich in the summer during peak tomato season, absolutely, but lettuce & tomato from some random deli? No.)

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I was going to say the same re: tomato and lettuce!

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I feel attacked rn.... I can eat white bread, but not whole wheat, its an actual thing, PROMISE!

SO funny, laughing like a manic on my lunch break

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The "Sleepless" house is my houseboat dock co-op!

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Then we used to be neighbors! Long ago, late 2000s ... :)

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Can we get a rating out of 10 DVDs of the Fugitive??

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You had me at ear-fingers!

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I need to know how many DVDs of “The Fugitive” you give this?! My husband and I have been doing dramatic readings of every essay after watching the movies and we just need to know. Our guess? 4/10 DVDs of “The Fugitive.”

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Oh God did I need this laugh. I wondered 'where' you were writing, Lindy. So so glad I can read your stuff again. Note: finding your substack happened after I blew out my (self-imposed) budget for fun: beer, fancy balsamic vinegar, and chocolatines (that's what Quebecers call chocolate croissants). So I'll be able so properly subscribe later.

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My beloved grandmother loved tomato sandwiches (no lettuce). Also Walla Walla onion sandwiches. Just butter, bread from the bakery, and a summer tomato or aforementioned onion. This was back when they both apparently had flavor. At that time, I was anti vegetables, so I can't confirm or call bullshit on grandma.

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